Prairie Rose Seminole
Prairie Rose Seminole is an enrolled tribal member of the Three Affiliated Tribes of ND, descendent of the Sahnish/Arikara, Northern Cheyenne, Mandan and Lakota Nations. She is a former Chair of the Fargo Human Relations Commission, which she served on from 2001 – 2010. She has also held faculty appointments with the Tri-College NEW Leadership Institute (2005-2009).
Prairie Rose studies and lectures on leadership as well as historical and contemporary American Indian issues. Influenced by spending her formative years in Fargo, North Dakota where her parents, Lynette and Delbert Seminole, were prominent in the community as American Indian activists and social justice organizers, Prairie Rose has over 10 years of community organizing experience. Her story has been published in Nona Willis Aronowitz's book, “Girldrive: Criss-crossing America, Redefinining Feminism" and in Billy Black's photo -essay book “Beautiful Women of North Dakota."
As North Dakota’s Native Vote director, Prairie Rose works around the country with the White House Project, the Native American Leadership Program, with Wellstone Action and the Center for Public Good to train and empower leaders, activists, campaign workers, and those seeking elected office.